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The Notary looked at the shaking egg.
Sun Aug 30, 2015 20:13

The bowl of giant murderchicken - she refused to dignify it with some special name - was within easy reach. Suddenly, she realised she was holding the egg, standing next to its fellows, without recalling walking over there. This is unusual in a being with a perfect memory, but she paid it no mind.

It was... strange to touch. Oddly slimy, and deeply unpleasant, as if it was trying to get itself out of her grip. She was thinking of what to name the thing when its shell began to shatter in her grasp. Instinctively, she produced her trusty skewer and neatly kebabbed a few of the lumps of meat, though alas a barbeque or similar was not to hand. It irked her; animals may eat their food raw, but cooked meat was easier for biological digestive systems to break down and would therefore be more suitable for young things.

She tried to think loving thoughts at it, as was suggested. She recalled her last regeneration, as might be expected. She knew what it felt like to love, though being love remained a mystery that too often concealed a trap.

And the truth of it was, as the shell began breaking in her hands, she wasn't entirely sure she knew how to love any more.

She had totally ignored the paladin's comments; redemption was for people. She was totally ignoring Jenni, whom she was certain would not approve of her having swept in to scoop up the egg. Her considerable brainpower was almost entirely focused on the egg, despite Wobbles's jumping up and down and shouting. She expected it to run. Indeed, she rather knew it would. But that was no reason not to try.

"I'll call you Lola," she said, "whoever you are."

And whoever-it-was began to break free, and so did the Time Lord holding her.

  • When Shui-Hua got shoved the egg on her hands...Edhelistar, Sun Aug 30 14:13
    ... it slipped from her fingers and she started fumbling it for some excruciating moments. By the moment she had finally settled the egg on her hands, she turned to see the bowl of meat that Ilraen... more
    • The Notary looked at the shaking egg. — Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 20:13
      • In other news, look what I found! IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED, PEOPLE!
        • ...bowl of meat, and hurriedly cradled it close instead. Something tapped on the inside--a baby fire-lizard, that was a baby fire-lizard, aaaah! --and she hurriedly found a clear space on the sandy... more
          • Brightbeard shook his headPhobos, Sun Aug 30 23:23
            He'd hoped he could reach the Notary through the fortress she lived in. Circumstances seemed to think otherwise. It was too bad; she seemed like she could use someone in her corner. Maybe their paths ... more
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